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Posted March 02, 2015 - 09:09 AM

So it seems the float is not right and it will leak gas.  Also surprised there is NO fuel shutoff on this blower so I will pick one up and plumb it in for now as a temporary fix.  Also, it seems the PTO clutch needs adjusted.  



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Posted December 05, 2015 - 09:54 AM

Bringing this Back to the top in light of getting ready for another season of snow removal.  Last spring I added a basic fuel shutoff and that works great.  Less than idea but workable.  This fall it fired right up but the PTO would not engage.  Pulled the side off of the machine and discovered a fair amount of belt dust.  I plan on picking up a new belt and some other pieces to put it back together.  The intersting thing is that the pulley that drives the paddles is left-hand threaded.


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Posted December 05, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Here is a pic of the belt drive.  I am surprised at the condition of this thing. 

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Posted December 05, 2015 - 10:02 AM

Hope you can get her back up and running for the winter season



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Posted December 05, 2015 - 10:39 AM

A bit more info on these machines 3201/3202/3203

 

http://www.instructa...Blower-Tune-up/

 



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Posted December 05, 2015 - 11:41 AM

The spring in attached pic is part of the PTO engagement linkage. Any suggestions how I might replace it? From what I found it is a problem across the line.

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Posted December 05, 2015 - 12:23 PM

The whole linkage assembly is still available

Is that one 19A or 19B?

 

 

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Posted December 05, 2015 - 04:51 PM

Let me do some digging



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Posted December 07, 2015 - 11:51 AM

Here is the serial number but I am not sure which revision I need for the PTO controls.  I am 99% what I remember it is 19A and I want to replace the #9 belt and #8 pulley while it is open.

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Posted December 28, 2015 - 11:12 AM

Since a big winter storm is working on us right now, I ran to the local Snapper dealer and picked up a new belt.  The parts guy thought the belt was likely the original to the machine.  The new belt feels grippy-er than the old belt.  I put it back together, adjusted the PTO linkage the best I could and put it to work - and that is the best it has worked since I picked it up.  The belt has so much grip that I can stall it out if I push too fast. 

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Posted December 28, 2015 - 11:33 AM

Glad it's working for you!


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Posted December 28, 2015 - 11:42 AM

Glad it's working for you!

 

I have $50 in it  :smilewink:



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Posted December 28, 2015 - 08:10 PM

Removed another 3" of snow/sleet from the driveway and sidewalks.  The belt is clearly NOT slipping - push it too quick and the heavy stuff can stall out the motor.  After using it more I appreciate how lightweight and easy to use it is.  Prime it 3 pumps, set the choke, and give it a pull.  If it starts then shut off the choke and off to work it is.  



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Posted January 26, 2016 - 09:14 AM

Just want to bump this one back up and say if you have a chance to grab one of these little machines just do it.  Turned on the fuel, primed it with 5-7 pumps, set the choke, and it started on the first pull.  

 

Just cleared the driveway after 3" of snow last night.  It had drifted to 8-10" inches in place but this thing took it all in a stride.  I see the key with these single stages is to keep RPMs up and let the machine move the snow as it will.  

 

While it certainly is not a 48" blower on the front of my JD 312, it is great for what it is and well worth the time and money I have in it.


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